Pond comes to the rescue of farmers

Four blocks out of six in Rampur district are “dark zones,” which means there is overexploitation of groundwater.

While the district administration expressed their helplessness in persuading farmers to change their pattern of cultivation to conserve water, the Colombo-headquartered International Water Management Institute (IWMI) stepped in with an innovative pilot project in Jawaijadid (a village in Rampur) by diverting excess floodwaters for irrigation from a canal that emerges from the Kosi river.


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